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Miracle Power dinner, silent auction upcoming

Angie Mayes • Nov 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM

There’s a group of people at Immanuel Baptist Church who are part of the church’s Miracle Power team, and they need a little help. 

They’re a group of individuals who are part of a mission in Kenya that spreads God’s word through an orphanage, medical clinic and education.

Greg Holbrook, with the church, started going to Kenya in 2006, visiting different villages and ministering to different people. He asked God to show him what He wanted Holbrook to do with the ministry.

“I kept going back one to two times a year, and in every little village, there was a group of widows that would band together, take care of each other and try to survive,” Holbrook said.  “We started helping those groups of widows make income to buy food and be able to take care of themselves.”

On Nov. 19, Miracle Power will hold its annual dinner and silent auction to raise money for the mission. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Immanuel Baptist Church Life Center. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children 4-12 years old, and children 3 and younger will be admitted free. Contact Greg or Kim Holbrook for more details or to donate silent auction items at 615-948-5347 or 615-308-2169.

In 2010, Greg Holbrook said God gave him the “vision to buy property, build a home for the widows and orphans and build a medical clinic. We also had a vision to build a school. We wanted to teach people trades. We have a full-time carpenter over there, and the widows sew and repair clothes. We wanted to teach them and pay them while they’re learning so they can make money for themselves.”

There is also “a large chicken coop to have meat to eat and sell, a tilapia pond, a large garden to provide vegetables year round with drip irrigation. We bought a tractor and some implements for working our fields and bringing in income by working others, a truck for delivering water and other needs, a store for the widows to run and sell items they have made, a carpentry shop for making furniture and now a mission house for the Pine family to live in a section and house all the teams coming in for the medical and construction trips.  These teams will be coming with a missions organization called Church Missions Network,” Holbrook said. 

Miracle Power also has a welder who does work for people and there are sewing machines for the widows to work with. A well was dug in 2012 and some of the widows sell water. They get a percentage of what they make that day, and, Holbrook said, the rest goes back into the home to help people.

“The widows also make baskets out of grass that they can market and sell,” Holbrook said. “I bring suitcases full of baskets home with me each time.”

The land is in Awafi, Kenya, which is the same location that the Pine family, from Lebanon, relocated to earlier this year. The Pine family are members of the church.

Holbrook said that people who are interested in seeing the compound where the orphanage, home and medical clinic is, can go to Google Earth and search Miracle Power, Awafi, Kenya.

“I want people to know where money going to and what they’re praying for,” he said.

Although Holbrook usually only goes twice a year, the church has teams over there each summer. 

Now that there is a location for Miracle Power, Holbrook said the missionaries want to build a school.

They accept a number of donations.

To donate to Miracle Power, mail a check to Miracle Power/Greg Holbrook, 730 Walnut Grove Road, Lebanon, TN 37090.

 

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